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Old 20-06-2002, 12:02   #1
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Anyone ever heard of/seen an australian film called The Bank ?

I just seen this for sale on ezydvd and it looks like an interesting film.

Though it's no big indication it has a rating of around 7 on the imdb forums so I was hoping it may be a decent thriller.

here's a link for the dvd

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/220614/id=hRhFj:qiSwH



looks like a nice special edition as well.
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There's a review here and numerous other reviews are available of the same product if you use their search engine.
It looks like quite a good buy - I might go for it as well. Thanks.
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It's unfortunate that you live in the UK because this DVD makes quite a good rental, but it did not rank as a 'buy' in my book. While it is plausible for most of its running time (showing social problems associated with the Australian banking system's withdrawal from rural and regional Australia) and laced with black humour, it gets a little far-fetched towards the end as numerous checks and balances that I imagine (hope?, owning shares in a bank) exist in companies are ridden over roughshod as a convenient plot device.

Still, there are lots of extras and The AV Channel deserves credit for putting together a comprehensive extras package for a relatively small Australian film.

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Heard of it, ordered it - it's on its way as I write this. I'll be reviewing this for DVD Times in the near future.
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Just ordered this also on the strength of a few reviews (one on dvdreview.com.au)
This looks like a superb release from AV channel, not to mention a great price for us UK viewers !
I've got their DVD of 'Malcolm' and they do put together great packages.
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On a related note anyone know if 'The Club' - Bruce Beresford, is scheduled for release any time soon.
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I rented this a while ago and was actually quite surprised at it. I enjoyed it (not as much as Rabbit Proof Fence) a lot.

I don't know what the extra's are like, but the film was very enjoyable indeed.
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D'ya know when Rabbit Proof Fence is due for a DVD release ?
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On a related note anyone know if 'The Club' - Bruce Beresford, is scheduled for release any time soon.
Not heard anything, so I'll hang on to my taped-off-Film Four copy for a while longer.

As for Rabbit-Proof Fence, I don't know either, but in the usual run of things there may be a Region 4 release in about six months...which from the sound of things may be about the same time it opens theatrically in the US and the UK. There's a bit about this film in Variety this week: Miramax (the US distributor) may be thinking Oscar consideration or trying to build up word of mouth through festival screenings.
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